Johanna Brierley


Since registering her business in 2007, Johanna Brierley jewellery design is becoming more and more recognized for unique and timeless pieces of jewellery inspired by lucky stones. For generations, Johanna's family has been collecting stones with natural holes because hole stones are believed to be symbols of good luck. As a child, Johanna made numerous jewellery pieces incorporating lucky stones only to discover that over time, the real stones would crack and break. It wasn't until studying Jewellery Arts at George Brown College in Toronto that Johanna was able to solve her dilemma of the breaking lucky stones. By learning the processes of molding and lost wax casting, Johanna turned her lucky stones into silver and gold giving the natural shapes strength and durability. Johanna molded and cast her first lucky stone, a stone with the hole in the shape of a heart she named "Lucky in Love", in 2000. Johanna now works with an assistant at her home-studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba and hopes to share the luck she has found through her pieces of jewellery.